Month: February 2021

2021 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Fellowship Programme

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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to support development in member countries in the areas of agriculture, fisheries and forestry. FAO’s mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy

The Fellows Programme is designed to attract fellows, typically PhD students, researchers and professors, who have an advanced level of relevant technical knowledge and experience in any field of the Organization. They are willing to fulfil their specialized learning objectives and at the same time, contribute their technical expertise and knowledge through time-bound arrangements with FAO. Assignments should be in line with FAO Strategic Objectives and UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Reporting Lines

The fellow will report to an assigned supervisor.

Technical Focus

The fellow will be assigned to different fields of work according to his/her profile and to the needs of the Organization.

Tasks and responsibilities

The fellow will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR), prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment and agreed by the fellow.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Graduate or post-graduate degree (Master’s or PhD) or be enrolled in a PhD programme in a bona fide (i.e. listed in IAU/UNESCO database) educational institution at the time of the application.
  • Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.
  • Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish).
  • Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset.
  • Be nationals of FAO Member Nations.
  • Age: no age limits.
  • Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
  • Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother, father, son or daughter) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Fellows Programme.
  • Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the country of assignment.

FAO Core Competencies 

• Results Focus

• Teamwork

• Communication

• Building Effective Relationships

• Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Relevant working or research experience in one of the fields of the Organization.

Information to applicants

  • Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non- and under-represented member nations as well as candidates from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Land-locked Developing Countries (LLDCs) are encouraged to apply to this Call for Expression of Interest.
  • All applications will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be directly contacted for interviews by the hiring office and contacted again, if selected.
  • FAO does not provide remuneration to fellows. Fellows should be fully sponsored by a sending/external entity. The name of the sponsoring institution should be mentioned in online application.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

Method of Application

  • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills.
  • You are requested to attach a research proposal, the evidence of attendance in a recognized university or copy of your academic qualifications to the online profile.
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application.
  • Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile.
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered.
  • Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered.
  • We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

Application Deadline: August 8th 2021

For More Information:

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2021 Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Regional Internship Program

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The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger and to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives. With over 194 member states, FAO works in over 130 countries worldwide. We believe that everyone can play a part in ending hunger.

The Internship Programme of Human Resources aims to attract talented young women and men who are strongly motivated to share their new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience in FAO’s domains. The Programme provides a learning opportunity to the participants to supplement their academic knowledge with a practical work assignment in a field related to the work of FAO. Through the FAO internship experience, interns will contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and FAO Strategic Objectives to achieve Zero Hunger World – SDG2.

Reporting Lines

The intern will report to an assigned supervisor.

Technical Focus

The intern will be assigned to different fields of work according to his/her profile and to the needs of the Organization.

Tasks and responsibilities

The intern will perform the functions specified in the Terms of Reference (TOR) prepared by the hiring office before the beginning of the assignment.

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in an under-graduate, graduate degree programme in a bona fide (i.e. listed in the IAU/UNESCO data base) educational institution at the time of application or recent graduates.
  • Candidates must specialize in a field relevant to the mission and work of FAO.
  • Working knowledge of at least one FAO language (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish).
  • Knowledge of a second FAO language will be considered an asset.
  • Be nationals of FAO Member Nations.
  • Candidates should be aged between 21 and 30.
  • Candidates should be able to adapt to an international multicultural environment and have good communication skills.
  • Candidates with family members (defined as brother, sister, mother or father) employed by FAO under any type of contractual arrangement are not eligible for the Internship Programme.
  • Candidates should have appropriate residence or immigration status in the proposed duty station prior to the start of the internship assignment.

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

Relevant academic study in one of the fields of the Organization.

Information to applicants

  • Qualified female applicants and qualified nationals of non- and under-represented member nations as well as candidates from Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Land-locked Developing Countries (LLDCs) are encouraged to apply to this Call for Expression of Interest.
  • All applications will be reviewed and only qualified applicants will be directly contacted for interviews by the hiring office and contacted again, if selected.
  • Candidates who have already undertaken an internship assignment at FAO, will not be eligible for another internship.
  • FAO pays a monthly stipend to interns if they are not sponsored by sending universities or other entities.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency.

Method of Application

  • To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. We strongly recommend that your profile is accurate, complete and includes your employment records, academic qualifications and language skills.
  • You are requested to attach a letter of motivation, the evidence of attendance in a recognized university or copy of your academic qualifications to the online profile;
  • Once your profile is completed, please apply and submit your application;
  • Your application will be screened based on the information provided on your online profile;
  • Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list;
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered;
  • Only applications received through the FAO recruitment portal will be considered;
  • We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline date.

If you need help, or have queries, please contact: Careers@fao.org

Available Opportunities:

Application Deadline: August 8th 2021

For More Information:

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2021/2022 Fully Funded Leventis Foundation Masters & MBA Scholarships in Greece

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Alba Graduate Business School, The American College of Greece, and the A. G. Leventis Foundation offer for the academic year 2021-2022:

Two (2) full scholarships covering tuition fees (100%), accommodation (100%) and living expenses (250 Euro per month for 12 months) for the Alba MBA program in Athens, Greece
One (1) full scholarship covering only tuition fees (100%) for the MSc in Finance program. Accommodation and living expenses will be covered by student own funds.

Alba Graduate Business School is an accredited, research-driven academic institution with international distinctions.
The purview of the A. G. Leventis Foundation is very broad; it encompasses preservation of the natural environment, agricultural and technical education in West Africa, the granting of scholarships, the restoration, preservation, and promotion of the wealth of Hellenic civilization in Greece, Cyprus, and elsewhere as well as the promotion of activities for social welfare. By providing scholarships at the post-graduate level, the Foundation enables talented young people to pursue further study at leading universities around the world.

Basic entry criteria:
• Nigerian Citizenship
• 1st or Upper 2nd Class Bachelors degree completed (GPA 3.8 or higher)
• Excellent command of English language
• At least three years of work experience for MBA applicants

Applicants should apply online by registering at http://www.campusweb.acg.edu/ICS/Admissions_ALBA/ and then send their completed application hard copy package (include all official supplementary documents)
by April 5th, 2021 to Leventis Foundation Nigeria (No. 2 Leventis Close, Central Business District, FCT, P.O. Box 20351, Abuja)

Application Deadline:April 5th, 2021

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2021 Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU) Early Career Conference Grants

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For emerging academics, taking part in an international conference can have a profound impact on their teaching and research. Conferences are a chance to share research, learn about the latest developments in an area of work, and build valuable professional networks. Researchers find themselves better informed and better connected with new knowledge that can be shared and multiplied amongst colleagues and students.

25 Early Career Conference Grants are available for university staff at ACU member universities. The grants help to ensure that more emerging researchers – and the universities that employ them – can benefit from these valuable opportunities.

To reflect the current times, this year’s grants will solely fund participation in virtual (online) conferences.

Eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be employed by an ACU member university as a lecturer, post-doctoral researcher, professor, associate professor, or equivalent
  • Be within seven years of the start of their academic (research/teaching) career
  • Have previously never travelled for work purposes (including conferences) outside their region of employment since the start of their academic career. Please see this page for the definition of regions.

What is covered?

  • Conference registration fee: up to GBP 500
  • Data grant of GBP 50 if needed
  • Free access to virtual presentation training

Applicable conferences

Grants can be used for a virtual (online) conference of the applicant’s choice. Applicants can specify their conference of choice on the application form. The conference must take place between 1 June and 31 December 2021. High quality conferences organised by universities or academic bodies of good standing will be prioritised for selection. Applicants should therefore carefully research their chosen conference before submitting an application.

Application requirements

As part of the application form, applicants must:

  • Provide details of their chosen conference, including a copy of their abstract
  • Choose the Sustainable Development Goal(s) which relate most closely to their research and describe how their research can contribute to achieving these goals
  • Explain the reasons for their choice of conference and how it will benefit their career goals
  • Explain how they will share the knowledge gained by participating in the conference
  • Attach a detailed letter or email of support from their head of department

Reporting requirements

Successful applicants must provide a short, written report on the use of their grant three months after participating in the conference. The report form will be provided by the ACU.

Method of Application

Complete an online application form by 16:00 UTC on Tuesday 16 February.

Contact us

If you have a question which isn’t answered on this page, please email earlycareergrants@acu.ac.uk

Application Deadline:  16 February 2021

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